Welcome to

Paarl Boys’ High

Established in 1868 our school is one of the oldest in South Africa and steeped in tradition

Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders

At the foot of Paarl Mountain, surrounded by culture and the rich history of the Drakenstein Valley, lies the home to the Brotherhood of the Blue Blazer. Hoër Jongenskool geniet landwyd erkenning as een van Suid-Afrika se toonaangewende onderriginstansies. Ons voortreflike en toegewyde personeel beskou dit as hul voorreg en roeping om toe te sien dat elke leerling wat aan hulle toevertrou word, sy volle potensiaal bereik. Daar word met oorgawe geslyp aan elke faset van sy menswees – die akademiese, die liggaamlike, die emosionele en die geestelike.

Tandem Fit Arbor Surculus
(The Twig Will Eventually Become A Tree)


Some of our boys in action on the field.


Learner Opportunities

Paarl Boys’ High offers various opportunities for learners to excel in their interests and strengths.

Tertiary Education

During the course of the year many universities, colleges and other institutions visit the school to inform grade 10 – 12 learners regarding the courses they offer and their admission requirements. They also offer information regarding housing options, bursaries and extracurricular activities.

Any queries regarding tertiary education, funding and bursaries can be directed to the school counsellor, Ms Carina Jansen van Rensburg.


Music Department

Music was introduced to the school in 1927, with Albert du Toit as first music teacher.

Music is seen as an integral part of the balanced lifestyle of Paarl Boys High, and the school has a proud tradition in this field with many Old Boys coming into prominence in their musical careers.

Tuition is offered in all the keyboard, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as singing, electric guitar and drumkit. Every teacher is a specialist in the instrument(s) that they teach. Boys may choose to make music only for the fun of it, or participate in a number of eisteddfods and external examinations.

Important Dates 2020


Skole Heropen – Graad 12’s